Convicted Murderer Alex Murdaugh Indicted On 22 Fraud Counts Related To Housekeeper’s Death

  • Convicted murderer and former South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was indicted Wednesday on 22 counts related to financial fraud, including that he stole insurance proceeds intended for the estate of his housekeeper, who died at his home in 2018.
  • The federal grand jury indictment alleges that Murdaugh participated in three different schemes to take money and property from his clients at his personal injury law practice.
  • The longest-running schemes, which occurred from at least September 2005 until September 2021, involved Murdaugh routing and redirecting clients’ settlement funds for his own benefit, the Justice Department said.